So what is the point of the posters decorating our streets? Struggling to find a party worth voting for, I have taken an interest in the posters, hoping some party will finally be able to communicate clearly in them. But all they seem to offer is a mugshot of a grinning politician. Of course no poster would be complete without a few words giving the party’s best promise. So in that regard, and after 25 years of empty promises, the ANC has moved on from promising "A better life for all". It has finally dawned on the leadership that, while a lot has been achieved in the quest to deliver "a better life for all", you can’t keep promising the same thing without delivering. Same goes for "vote for jobs, peace and freedom". You don’t want to even mention the word "jobs". There may be a lot of freedom of speech but with our murder rate there’s no peace. So, comrades, let’s find something different. "The power is in your hands" sounds more catchy, and vague enough, the comrades decided. But ...

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